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Central African Republic (CAR)

Use the tabs below to find online resources about the Central African Republic from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

 

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BBC News Profile - Central African Republic
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - CAR
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and CAR
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on CAR
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - CAR
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

OHCHR - CAR
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNdata Country Profile - CAR
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - CAR
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - CAR
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - CAR
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Eastern Africa
Regional profile about doing business in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: CAR
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Direction Générale de la Statistique, des Etudes Economiques et Sociales (in French only)
General Directorate of Statistics and Economic and Social Studies

Find Articles & More Centrafique-Presse (in French only)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Central African Republic" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
  • CrisisWatch Database
    Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
Congressional Research Service Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Central African Republic" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to CAR.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Central African Republic
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - CAR
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with CAR.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
African Development Bank Group - Central African Republic
Projects, strategy papers, and information about CAR and the ADB.

African Union
The main objectives of the AU are "to promote unity and solidarity among African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States, and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."

EU Relations with Central African Republic
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with CAR.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including CAR), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - CAR
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

ITC - CAR
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

IRIN Humanitarian Profile - CAR
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.

Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement - Centrafrique (in French)
United Nations Development Programme in the Central African Republic. UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

ReliefWeb - CAR
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Central African Republic from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - CAR
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - East Africa - CAR
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in CAR.
  • USAID - East Africa
    USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
U.S. Department of State - Central African Republic
U.S.-CAR relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Central African Republic
World Bank data, projects, and research in the Central African Republic.

World Food Programme - CAR
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - CAR
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - CAR
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO (World Health Organization)
Central African Republic: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA)
April 1998-February 2000: "MINURCA was deployed in April 1998 to assist in maintaining and enhancing security and stability in Bangui and vicinity; supervise, control storage, and monitor the disposition of weapons retrieved in disarmament exercise; assist in capacity-building of national police; provide advice and technical support for legislative elections. Later, MINURCA was also mandated to support the conduct of presidential elections and supervise the destruction of confiscated weapons."

United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)
September 2007-Present: "On 25 September 2007, the Security Council, by its resolution 1778, approved the establishment in Chad and the Central African Republic, in concert with the European Union, of a multidimensional presence intended to help create the security conditions conducive to a voluntary, secure and sustainable return of refugees and displaced persons. The Council decided that the multidimensional presence shall include a United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the Central African Republic.

 

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